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Elbow Grease: Fast Friends

Elbow Grease: Fast Friends

Current price: $18.99
Publication Date: September 29th, 2020
Random House Books for Young Readers
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Staff Reviews

Elbow Grease: Fast Friends is a wonderful installment of the Elbow Grease Series by John Cena. This book is my favorite in the series because it teaches the importance of teamwork, friendship, and gumption! All of the Monster trucks are fast and strong and smart. But when a monster motorcycle shows up and wants to be friends, they’re jealous of her speed, strength, and cunning, and let their insecurity get the best of them. But things are always better when you work together! This is a fast-paced, racing, monster truck adventure which any child will be overjoyed to experience!

— Annali


There's a new truck on the block in John Cena's third picture book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Elbow Grease series, featuring the truck who never gives up!

Elbow Grease and his monster truck brothers are hardly prepared when they meet Chopper, a speedy, purple monster motorcycle. Chopper wants to be friends with the brothers, who are more than impressed with her epic skills! But when the trucks start to get jealous of her talents, they must learn to overcome their frustrations and welcome a new friend into the group--especially when it's up to them to work together to save the day! Elbow Grease and gang are back in another rip-roaring adventure, in John Cena's third installment in the series!

About the Author

JOHN CENA is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, multifaceted entertainer, and dedicated philanthropist. A longtime WWE superstar, his films include Ferdinand (2017); F9, the next installment of the Fast and the Furious series (2021); The Suicide Squad (2021); and its spinoff TV show, Peacemaker (2021). Inspired by Richard Scarry—one of his favorite children’s book creators—John is the author of the Elbow Grease series of picture books. Follow @JohnCena on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

HOWARD McWILLIAM is the illustrator of eight picture books. His first, I Need My Monster, won seven state young readers' prizes, and has been translated into five languages. His other works include the popular What if You Had series; Hey, That's My Monster; Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf; and When a Dragon Moves In. He lives in the UK with his wife and three young sons.

Praise for Elbow Grease: Fast Friends

Praise for the Elbow Grease series:
“[John Cena] is leading kids to a better future by creating characters who teach readers about having core values. He inspires kids to do more.” –Newsday

“Should please boisterous truck enthusiasts.” –Publishers Weekly

“With his emphasis on trying new things, even if you fail, Cena, a professional wrestler and celebrity, earnestly offers a legitimately inspiring message.” –Kirkus Reviews 
“John Cena completes transformation into ‘John Cen-aww' by publishing children's book.” –The AV Club

“Motivates children to persevere.” –TODAY
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